Graduate Fair

The DfE has announced plans to host a Graduate Fair in 2022, which will ‘highlight the breadth and diversity of the Island’s economy and the opportunities available for graduates’.  Applications are sought for partner businesses who would like to exhibit at the event, taking place on April 14 at the Comis Golf Club in Mount Murray.

Minister Dr Alex Allinson said: ‘‘I am delighted that the Isle of Man Graduate Fair will return in 2022. There is no doubt that the Coronavirus pandemic has imposed a number of challenges for many students studying both in the Isle of Man and further afield, however recent job vacancy data indicates a range of opportunities for recent graduates and young professionals, some supported through the Graduate Role Incentive, in the island.

‘Showcasing the Isle of Man as a place to live, work and do business is an important part of the Locate Isle of Man strategy which aims to support our businesses to find the skilled workers they need to achieve their ambitions. The 2022 Graduate Fair will provide a platform for these businesses to showcase their opportunities for graduates and young professionals and will demonstrate the Isle of Man’s ability to offer a prosperous and rewarding launch pad for a successful career.’

Businesses who would like to take part are requested to register their interest by visiting: https://www.gov.im/categories/working-in-the-isle-of-man/isle-of-man-graduate-fair-2022-employer-application/  

Wellbeing

The island’s second Wellbeing Partnership was officially opened yesterday morning by Health and Social Care Minister, Lawrie Hooper. 

The Southern Wellbeing Partnership will be the hub for the provision of integrated community care for residents living within the catchment area of the three GP Practices in the south of the Island (Southern Group Practice, Ballasalla Medical Centre and Castletown Medical Centre). The Southern Wellbeing Centre is based in Thie Rosien in Port Erin (adjacent to the Southern Group Practice and Southlands Resource Centre). It follows the launch of the Island’s first Wellbeing Partnership in the West (Peel) in February 2020, with further centres in development in the North (Ramsey) and the East of the island.

Mr Hooper said: The launch of the Wellbeing Partnership model is a really exciting opportunity to ensure that people who need access to health and social care services can receive this closer to their homes, and I’d like to thank everyone within the Manx Care Wellbeing Partnership team and all of the third sector organisations based at Thie Rosien for the significant amount of hard work they’ve invested in getting to this point. I know they’ll make a positive difference to people living in the South of the island.’

Footpath Reopened

A part of the Raad Ny Follan has reopened following maintenance work to construct a new bridge on the coastal route.

How Many Parties?

An official investigation into UK government staff parties is to focus on three events that took place last year. Downing Street parties on 27 November and 18 December, and at the education department on 10 December will be examined for Covid rule breaches. Paymaster General Michael Ellis said any potential criminality uncovered would be reported to the police. Labour called for the prime minister to resign if he is found to have misled MPs about the parties.

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